STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO – JAN 20 – Skiing cowbys hit the jump at the 40th Annual Cowboy Downhill Race in 2014 at Steamboat Springs, Colorado
The highlight and fan favorite event of the 40th Bud Light Cowboy Downhill was the Stampede event. With the course cleared and only the jump to master, it was every cowboy for themselves as all the racers stormed down the mountain in the winner-takes-all race.
The Cowboy Downhill was the brainchild of Billy Kidd, Steamboat’s Director of Skiing, and Larry Mahan, six-time All-Around World Champion cowboy, when 40 years ago they decided to invite a few ProRodeo stars to Steamboat for a day of skiing. Three and a half decades later, the Bud Light Cowboy Downhill has become one of the most popular and unique ski rodeos in North America featuring cowboys from ProRodeo World Champions and first-timers on skis and snowboards.
The Bud Light Cowboy Downhill is always scheduled in January to coincide with the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver. Participants must be entered at the Stock Show and be a member of the ProRodeo Cowboys Association or the Professional Bull Riders to compete in the event.
Source: Michael Lane details from Steamboat